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Eagles QB Carson Wentz breaks down play behind wild game-winning TD vs. Giants

Eagles, Boston Scott, Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz came up big for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, as he threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Boston Scott in the final minutes to lift the Eagles to a come-from-behind 22-21 victory over the New York Giants in Week 7.

In his postgame interview, Wentz opened up about how the game-winning play wasn’t actually their first option:

“He wasn’t the primary read on that play,” Wentz said of Scott, via Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk. “The way it happened — I stepped up in the pocket — and [Peppers] had pretty good coverage. But [I gave] Boston a chance there to make a play and he did. He plays bigger than whatever he is — 5’7″ — he plays bigger than that. [Scott] made a great play.”

It was a heads-up play from both Wentz and Scott, but despite how spectacular it turned out, the 27-year-old QB admitted that he was still quite astounded:

“I was pretty surprised when we pulled it off,” said Wentz. “When I threw it I thought it was a little high, but like I said, [Scott] plays bigger than he is. Obviously there were a lot of emotions there. It was kind of a big, exciting moment, but a big, kind of sigh of relief because we left a lot of plays out there. The way we battled and found a way at the end of the game was huge for us.”

Prior to the TD, the Eagles were down five points and were on the brink of their third straight defeat. This victory over their division rival now has Philadelphia at 2-4-1 on the season, which is enough to give them the top spot in the NFC East.